The act of caregiving and attempting to be a caregiving advocate for a loved one can be frustrating when staff at hospitals, care communities, rehab centers, medical offices, home health, and in other health care positions are less than helpful. Caregivers and care... Read more
Caregiving and daily life routines that result in the development of a care plan may prove to be a fascinating subject when caring for elderly parents. How many of us are in a routine that seems normal but when viewed from the outside may be considered abnormal or at... Read more
Assisted living communities are viewed as nice places to live where residents treat each other with respect; not always true. In February 2015, a man living at an assisted living community in Lakewood, Colorado (diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease) allegedly beat... Read more
Physicians possess life and death decision making power. Physicians also possess decision making over when a patient is admitted into the hospital and which patients are admitted for hospital observation only, which is a teaser for another of my blog posts. Physicians... Read more
A client of mine was recently admitted to the hospital for pneumonia and was in the intensive care ward receiving a course of strong antibiotics. A physician calling me to ask about my client said “well she’s 94”. My response to the physician was,... Read more
For older adults isolation, living alone with little or no social contact, results in great physical and mental hazard. Older adults living alone often experience challenges in decision making, executive function and the ability to manage day to day because they have... Read more
The Caregiving Trap: Solutions for Life’s Unexpected Changes
Caring for aging parents and family members with declining health can stir up a range of feelings that include guilt, sadness, and exhaustion. Learn how to cope with the unexpected role of caregiving and care receiving.